Baleno was one of the best-sellers for Maruti Suzuki for a really long time but right now, it has started feeling dated on the design front. Earlier, we have witnessed several spy shots of the facelifted hatchback and now, the brand has officially teased it on its social media handle.
As expected, the updated Baleno will finally make its global debut this month. But before that, Maruti Suzuki has announced that the brand is accepting bookings for the same. Planning to buy a new hatchback? Let’s check out the expected update on the new Baleno down below.
- Maruti Suzuki Baleno facelift is all set to make its world debut.
- Will be available the older 1.2-litre four-cylinder petrol engine.
- Receives several cosmetic and feature upgrades for the MY2022.
Maruti Suzuki Baleno Facelift
What to expect?
Maruti Suzuki will be launching the facelifted version of Baleno in four trim levels just like the outgoing model. According to the images surfaced online, it will also be receiving several cosmetic enhancements in the form of new LED headlamps, a revised bumper, diamond-cut alloy wheels and a reprofiled tailgate.
A palette with six new shades will also make its debut with the updated model. To be precise, it includes – Splendid Silver, Pearl Arctic White, Opulent Red, Luxe Beige, Grandeur Grey and Celestial Blue. Sadly, the carmaker has confirmed that it is not coming up with dual-tone shades anytime soon.
Inside the cabin, the layout will also get an update with the introduction of a heads-up display for the first time.
Engine & Transmission
Just like the outgoing model, even the 2022 Baleno will be getting a 1.2-litre four-cylinder petrol engine. Starting with the entry-level variants, they are expected to arrive with a very basic setup which will churn out a decent 82BHP and 113Nm. Thankfully, the brand has also decided to retain the 12V mild-hybrid system on the top-end variants with a combined output of 88.5BHP and 113Nm.
For transmission duties, the entire range will roll out with a 5-speed manual gearbox as standard. Surprisingly, the older CVT gearbox has now been replaced by a 5-speed AMT unit.
In India, the facelifted version of Baleno will go head-on against the likes of other premium hatchbacks, including Toyota Glanza, Volkswagen Polo, Tata Altroz and Hyundai i20. Planning to buy a new hatchback? Let’s check Altroz and find out if it is a perfect fit for you or not.
Global NCAP tested Altroz back in 2020 and out of surprise, it is currently one of the safest cars in India with a 5-star rating. Available with three engine options including petrol, diesel and turbo petrol, the updated range of this hatchback does sound practical in the real world.
Feature-wise, Tata Motors has loaded Altroz with a 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system, ambient lighting, connected car tech, cruise control, semi-digital instrument cluster and dual airbags to name a few. For more details related to this premium hatchback, click here.
|Engine||1.2-litre three-cylinder petrol
1.5-litre four-cylinder diesel
1.2-litre three-cylinder turbo petrol
|Price (ex-showroom, Delhi)||Rs.6.00 Lakhs to Rs.9.70 Lakhs|